John M. Bezanson1

M, #27841, b. circa 1878
FatherDr. Charles Bezanson1 b. c 1847, d. 16 Apr 1927
MotherEmma J. Wilkins1 b. Feb 1857
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John M. Bezanson was born circa 1878 at Illinois.1

Census Summary

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1878
1880
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1880
1890
1900
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1900

Census, Residence

Census1880John M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of Dr. Charles Bezanson and Emma J. Wilkins at Monroe, Kansas.1
Census1900John M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of Emma J. Wilkins at Chicago, Illinois.2
Last Edited23 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S4] 1880 U.S. Federal Census; Monroe, Anderson, Kansas; FHL Film: 1254372; Roll: 372; Image: 0352; ED: 016; Page: 174D; Lines: 14-17.
  2. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Chicago Ward 30, Cook, Illinois; FHL Film: 1240282; Roll: 282; ED: 0928; Page: 15A; Lines: 43-47.

Vera May Bezanson1

F, #27845, b. 19 October 1904, d. 19 March 1986
FatherFred Wilkins Bezanson1 b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 3 Feb 1958
MotherAda (?)1 b. c 1866

Family 1

(?) Smith
Child

Family 2

Johnny Flynt b. 16 Oct 1902, d. 30 Apr 1985
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Vera May Bezanson was born on 19 October 1904 at Michigan.2,1 She married (?) Smith.3 Vera May Bezanson married Johnny Flynt.3 Vera May Bezanson died on 19 March 1986 at age 81.2,4 She was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma.4

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1904
1910
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1980
Death
1986

Census, Residence

Census1910Vera May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Ada (?) at Portage, Michigan.1
Census1920Vera May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Ada (?) at Portage, Michigan.5
Census1940Johnny Flynt and Vera May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at Paradise, Oklahoma, with Fredie Flynt, Betty Jean Flynt and Mary Smith.3
Last Edited27 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Portage, Houghton, Michigan; FHL Film: 1374660; Roll: T624_647; ED: 0130; Page: 27B; Lines: 67-75.
  2. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Vera Flynt; Birth: 19 October 1904; Death: March 1986; Issue State: Oklahoma; Issue Date: 1973.
  3. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Paradise, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: m-t0627-03323; ED: 60-20; Page: 5A; Lines: 38-40; Page: 5B; Lines: 41-42.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Vera M. Flynt; Paradise Cemetery, Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 25780634.
  5. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Portage, Houghton, Michigan; Roll: T625_769; Image: 703; ED: 160; Page: 27B; Lines: 63-65.
  6. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Jessie Ann Flynt; Paradise Cemetery, Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 110491812.

Virginia Ansel Cochran1,2

F, #27846, b. 14 June 1900, d. 10 January 1966

Family 1

Charles Alex Wilkerson b. c 1887
Children

Family 2

Fred Wilkins Bezanson b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 3 Feb 1958
Children
     Virginia Ansel Cochran was born on 14 June 1900 at Kansas.1,3 She married Charles Alex Wilkerson on 24 May 1919 at Glencoe, Oklahoma. She was 18.4 Virginia Ansel Cochran married Fred Wilkins Bezanson circa 1925.1 A public auction was held at their farm outside Gentry, Arkansas, on 9 November 1948.5 Virginia Ansel Cochran died on 10 January 1966 at age 65.3 She was buried in Ceres Memorial Park, Ceres, California.3

Census Summary

1900
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1900
1910
1920
1930
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1930
1940
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1940
1950
1960
Death
1966

Census, Residence

Census1930Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran appeared on the census of 1930 at Elm Grove, Oklahoma, with Marianna Bezanson, Georgia Edna Bezanson, Mack Bezanson and Jennie Bezanson.6
Census1940Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran appeared on the census of 1940 at Gentry, Arkansas, with Marianna Bezanson, Georgia Edna Bezanson, Mack Bezanson, Jennie Bezanson, Fred Olen Bezanson and Albert Bezanson.7
Last Edited1 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Portage, Houghton, Michigan; Roll: T625_769; Image: 703; ED: 160; Page: 27B; Lines: 63-65.
  2. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Edna Georgia Sherwood; 23 January 1981.
  3. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Virginia Ansel Cochran Bezanson, Ceres Memorial Park, Ceres, California; Memorial Number: 61678904.
  4. [S894] FamilySearch, Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995, Virginia Ansel Cochran; Charles Alex Wilkerson; 24 May 1919.
  5. [S898] "Public Sale, Tuesday, Nov. 9th", The Journal Advocate (Gentry, Oklahoma), 4 November 1948.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Elm Grove, Payne, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 2341659; Roll: 1925; Image: 343.0; ED: 0014; Page: 6B; Lines: 73-79.
  7. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T627_119; ED: 4-28; Page: 10A; Lines: 16-23.
  8. [S2] Fred Olen Bezanson Death Notice, Ceres Courier (Ceres, California), 23 June 2010.

Marianna Bezanson1

F, #27847, b. 13 December 1920, d. 21 February 1981
FatherCharles Alex Wilkerson b. c 1887
MotherVirginia Ansel Cochran1 b. 14 Jun 1900, d. 10 Jan 1966

Family

Tom Lankford
     Marianna Bezanson was born on 13 December 1920 at Oklahoma.2,3 She was also known as Marianna Elizabeth Wilkerson. She married Tom Lankford on 28 June 1940 at Benton County, Oklahoma. She was 19.4 Marianna Bezanson died on 21 February 1981 at Stanislaus County, California, at age 60.3

Census Summary

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1920
1930
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1930
1940
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1940
1950
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1970
1980
Death
1981

Census, Residence

Census1930Marianna Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Elm Grove, Oklahoma.1
Census1940Marianna Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Gentry, Arkansas.2
Last Edited1 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Elm Grove, Payne, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 2341659; Roll: 1925; Image: 343.0; ED: 0014; Page: 6B; Lines: 73-79.
  2. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T627_119; ED: 4-28; Page: 10A; Lines: 16-23.
  3. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Marianna Elizabeth Lankford; 21 February 1981.
  4. [S896] Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks, "Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957", Marianna Bezanson; Tom Lankford; 28 June 1940.

Georgia Edna Bezanson1,2

F, #27848, b. 4 June 1923, d. 23 January 1981
FatherCharles Alex Wilkerson3 b. c 1887
MotherVirginia Ansel Cochran1 b. 14 Jun 1900, d. 10 Jan 1966

Family 1

G. H. Stephenson b. 14 Nov 1917, d. Sep 1990

Family 2

Cecil W. Sherwood b. 21 Jan 1911, d. 19 Mar 1987
     Georgia Edna Bezanson was born on 4 June 1923 at Oklahoma.1,3,2 Georgia Edna Bezanson's name at birth was Georgia Edna Wilkerson.3 She married G. H. Stephenson.4 Georgia Edna Bezanson married Cecil W. Sherwood.5 Georgia Edna Bezanson died on 23 January 1981 at age 57.2 She was buried in Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, California.2

Census Summary

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Birth
1923
1930
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1930
1940
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1940
1950
1960
1970
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Death
1981

Census, Residence

Census1930Georgia Edna Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Elm Grove, Oklahoma.6
Census1940Georgia Edna Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Gentry, Arkansas.1
Last Edited1 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T627_119; ED: 4-28; Page: 10A; Lines: 16-23.
  2. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Edna Georgia Sherwood, Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, California; Memorial Number: 104138271.
  3. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Edna Georgia Sherwood; 23 January 1981.
  4. [S898] "Lena Catherine Stephenson Birth Announcement", The Journal Advance (Gentry, Oklahoma), 5 August 1943.
  5. [S2] Fred Olen Bezanson Death Notice, Ceres Courier (Ceres, California), 23 June 2010.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Elm Grove, Payne, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 2341659; Roll: 1925; Image: 343.0; ED: 0014; Page: 6B; Lines: 73-79.

John McIntyre Bezanson1

M, #27849, b. 22 June 1926, d. 14 October 2003
FatherFred Wilkins Bezanson2 b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 3 Feb 1958
MotherVirginia Ansel Cochran2 b. 14 Jun 1900, d. 10 Jan 1966

Family

Betty Claudine Hall b. 10 Jan 1926, d. 10 Dec 2007
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John McIntyre Bezanson was also known as Mack Bezanson.2 He was born on 22 June 1926 at Oklahoma.1,3,2 He married Betty Claudine Hall on 18 November 1946 at Benton County, Arkansas. He was 20. She was 20.4 John McIntyre Bezanson died on 14 October 2003 at age 77.3 He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri.1

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1926
1930
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1930
1940
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1940
1950
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1970
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1990
2000
Death
2003

Census, Residence

Census1930Mack Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Elm Grove, Oklahoma.5
Census1940Mack Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Gentry, Arkansas.2
Last Edited10 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", John McIntyre Bezanson, Memorial Park Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri; Memorial Number: 126870966.
  2. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T627_119; ED: 4-28; Page: 10A; Lines: 16-23.
  3. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, John M. Bezanson; Issue State: Arkansas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  4. [S896] Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks, "Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957", John Mcintire Bazanson; Betty Claudine Hall; 18 Novmber 1946.
  5. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Elm Grove, Payne, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 2341659; Roll: 1925; Image: 343.0; ED: 0014; Page: 6B; Lines: 73-79.

Jennie Bezanson1

F, #27850, b. 24 April 1928, d. 15 June 2012
FatherFred Wilkins Bezanson1 b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 3 Feb 1958
MotherVirginia Ansel Cochran1 b. 14 Jun 1900, d. 10 Jan 1966

Family

(?) Keener
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jennie Bezanson was born on 24 April 1928 at Payne County, Oklahoma.1,2,3 She married (?) Keener.4 Jennie Bezanson died on 15 June 2012 at age 84.2

Census Summary

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Birth
1928
1930
Census
1930
1940
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1940
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1960
1970
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1990
2000
2010
Death
2012

Census, Residence

Census1930Jennie Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Elm Grove, Oklahoma.5
Census1940Jennie Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Gentry, Arkansas.1
Last Edited10 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T627_119; ED: 4-28; Page: 10A; Lines: 16-23.
  2. [S839] Ancestry.com, "United States Obituary Collection", Jennie Keener; Birth: 24 April 1928; Death: 15 June 2012.
  3. [S929] Oklahoma State Department of Health, Vital Records Division, "Oklahoma State Vital Records Index", Irene Welkins Bezanson; Date: 24 April 1928.
  4. [S2] Fred Olen Bezanson Death Notice, Ceres Courier (Ceres, California), 23 June 2010.
  5. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Elm Grove, Payne, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 2341659; Roll: 1925; Image: 343.0; ED: 0014; Page: 6B; Lines: 73-79.

Fred Olen Bezanson1,2

M, #27851, b. 5 July 1931, d. 14 June 2010
FatherFred Wilkins Bezanson2 b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 3 Feb 1958
MotherVirginia Ansel Cochran2 b. 14 Jun 1900, d. 10 Jan 1966

Family

Lois Ann Elwess b. 31 Aug 1936, d. 19 Sep 2019
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Fred Olen Bezanson was born on 5 July 1931 at Stillwater, Oklahoma.1,2 He married Lois Ann Elwess in 1953.1 According to Lois' death notice, Fred and Lois had four sons, then raised the two daughters of Lois' sister Juanita after Juanita died in 1967.3 Fred Olen Bezanson died on 14 June 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock, California, at age 78.1 He was buried on 18 June 2010 in Ceres Memorial Park, Ceres, California.1,4

     Obituary from The Ceres Courier (Ceres, California), 23 June 2010:
A graveside service was held Friday at Ceres Memorial Park for Fred Olen Bezanson, 78, of Turlock. The former Ceres resident died peacefully on June 14, 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.

A memorial service followed at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock.

The Ceres Chapel of Franklin and Downs was in charge of arrangements.

Born July 5, 1931 in Stillwater, Okla., Fred moved to Ceres with his family as a teenager, graduating from Ceres High School in 1949. He married his lifelong sweetheart, Lois Elwess, in 1953; they celebrated 57 years of marriage two weeks before his passing. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He used his old-fashioned work ethic in the poultry industry for almost 50 years. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He leaves behind his wife, Lois Bezanson of Turlock; six children, Mark Bezanson, Larry Bezanson, Dan Bezanson, Tammie Halsey, Scott Bezanson, and Rhonda Herrington; two brothers, Albert Bezanson of Lander, Wyo., and Phillip Bezanson of Ceres; two sisters, Jennie Keener of Ceres, and Phyllis Hurnland of Nashville, Tenn; and 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Virginia Bezanson, sisters Georgia Sherwood and Marianna Langford and brother John McIntyre.1

Census Summary

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Birth
1931
1940
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1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2010

Census, Residence

Census1940Fred Olen Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Gentry, Arkansas.2
Last Edited27 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S2] Fred Olen Bezanson Death Notice, Ceres Courier (Ceres, California), 23 June 2010.
  2. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T627_119; ED: 4-28; Page: 10A; Lines: 16-23.
  3. [S2] Lois Ann Bezanson Death Notice, The Modesto Bee (Modesto, California), 19 September 2019.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Fred Olen Bezanson; Ceres Memorial Park, Ceres, Stanislaus County, California; Memorial Number: 116195035.

Albert Bezanson1

M, #27852, b. 31 December 1933, d. 30 January 2017
FatherFred Wilkins Bezanson1 b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 3 Feb 1958
MotherVirginia Ansel Cochran1 b. 14 Jun 1900, d. 10 Jan 1966

Family 1

Valora Jean Lewis b. c 1934, d. 8 Apr 2004

Family 2

Anne (?)
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Albert Bezanson
     Albert Bezanson was also known as Eugene Albert Bezanson.2 He was born on 31 December 1933 at Oklahoma.1,3 He married Valora Jean Lewis on 23 September 1951. He was 17.4 Albert Bezanson became a widower at age 70 upon the death of his wife Valora Jean Lewis on 8 April 2004.4 Albert Bezanson married Anne (?) on 20 November 2004 at Lander, Wyoming. He was 70.5 Albert Bezanson was living at Lander, Wyoming, in 2010.6 He died on 30 January 2017 at Virden, New Mexico, at age 83.7

     Obituary from Fremont County Obituaries, 7 February 2017:
Eugene Albert Bezanson "Al" passed away at his home in Virden, NM on January 30, 2017 after battling a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by family and friends. Al was 83 years old.

Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of his life will be held in Lander, WY at New Hope Christian Church on May 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.2


     Obituary from Gila Valley Central, 15 February 2017:
Al Bezanson joined the Lord on 30 January 2017 from his home Virden New Mexico. Al is survived by his wife, Anne, daughter Debra, son Rick, and many grandkids. Al was born December 31, 1933 in Gentry, Arkansas to Fred and Virginia Bezanson.

The Bezanson family traveled to Ceres California. He married his high school sweetheart Valora Jean (Lewis) and shortly afterwards joined the US Navy, serving in the Korean War. While on duty his daughter Debbie was born in Ceres, and a year later his son Rick. After returning stateside Al started a most interesting career with the Bell Telephone company that took him from California to Winnemucca, Nevada and even Iran.

He loved hunting and was known across rural northern Nevada as the telephone man. He enjoyed a long drive to help the folks with their phone and mostly sharing a few stories of the last hunt and finding out how things were on the ranch. Al and Valora retired to Lander, Wyoming, where in a beautiful new setting joined by old friends and new, hunting and traveling made up their days.

Valora’s struggle with cancer ended in April 2004. Al continued in Lander alone until one day at his favorite hunting spot he found occupied by a petite gal that was to be his second wife. Anne and Al were married in Lander on November 20, 2004 and joined their families to include Melanie, Derrick, Jennifer, Heather, and their families in Canada. Al and Anne traveled the west from Wyoming to Alaska, New Mexico to Saskatchewan, visiting family, worshipping with new friends and enjoying the outdoors.

We have so many happy memories of Al because he generously shared with everyone he met. His spirit of sharing with a smile was just one extraordinary quality enjoyed by all. He was our husband, father, grandfather, and friend and we loved him.

A memorial service to celebrate Al’s life will be held at the Duncan Baptist Church on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. A service in Lander at the city park will be held on May 13, 2017.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.7

Census Summary

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Birth
1933
1940
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1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2017

Census, Residence

Census1940Albert Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Fred Wilkins Bezanson and Virginia Ansel Cochran at Gentry, Arkansas.1
Last Edited16 Feb 2017

Citations

  1. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T627_119; ED: 4-28; Page: 10A; Lines: 16-23.
  2. [S2] Eugene Albert Bezanson Death Notice, Fremont County Obituaries, 7 February 2017.
  3. [S898] "Birth Announcement", The Journal Advance (Gentry, Oklahoma), 4 January 1934.
  4. [S2] Valora Jean Bezanson Death Notice, Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming), 13 April 2004.
  5. [S2] Eugene Albert Bezanson Death Notice, Gila Valley Central, 15 February 2017.
  6. [S2] Fred Olen Bezanson Death Notice, Ceres Courier (Ceres, California), 23 June 2010.
  7. [S2] Al Bezanson Death Notice, Gila Valley Central, 15 February 2017.

Eleanor Groth1

F, #27860, b. circa 1930, d. 27 November 1996

Family

Raymond C. Bezanson Jr.
     Eleanor Groth was born circa 1930 at Freehold, New Jersey.2 She married Raymond C. Bezanson Jr. on 25 April 1954 at Freehold, New Jersey.1 Eleanor Groth died on 27 November 1996 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, New Jersey.2

     Obituary from Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey), 29 November 1996:
Eleanor G. Bezanson, 66, Silvermead, Freehold Township, died Wednesday at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Freehold, a charter member of the CentraState Medical Center, where she was a volunteer for 16 years, and a charter member of Freehold Elks Auxiliary 87. Mrs. Bezanson was born in Freehold and moved to Freehold Township three years ago.

Surviving are a son, James, Jackson Township; a daughter, Nancy Statesir, Freehold Township; two brothers, Howard C. Groth, Springfield, Ill., Harry J. Groth, Garden City, S.C; four sisters, Alma M. Black, Freehold, Dorothy J. Jones, Manasquan, Harriet E. Ketcham and Mary C. Quinn of Freehold; and two grandchildren. Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.3
Last Edited28 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S898] "Freehold Miss Church Bride", Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey), 11 May 1954, p. 24.
  2. [S2] Eleanor Bezanson Death Notice, Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey), 29 November 1996, p. C10.
  3. [S2] Eleanor G. Bezanson Death Notice, Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey), 29 November 1996, p. C10.